with John Marsh
English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF Regional news, weather
Nigel Rees in London
Michael Cooke in Manchester
with John Marsh
Michael Cooke in Manchester Nigel Rees in London
8.35 News headlines, weather, papers and sport
5: One of the Missing
Producer MAURICE LEITCH
Ring Birmingham [number removed]and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners.
Producers JENNY DE YONG and JOCK GALLAGHER
The lines are open from 8.0 am
A unique sound picture of the world waking up . s . with Percy Edwards re-creating the early-morning voices of the birds and animals of many countries.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
NEM, p 151, and 103-105; Rejoice and be merry (Carols for Choirs 32); Psalm 147, vv 12-20; Matthew 2, vv 1-12 (NEB); Earth has many a noble city (BBC HB 64)
A Minor Miracle by JOYCE COSTON
Read by Graham Roberts Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester
6 We take the events of a hundred ordinary streets and we encapsulate them into one.'
(HARRY KERSHAW ,
' The audience know our characters better than they know their own neighbours. They know how they look first thing in the morning and what they wear when they go to bed.'
(IVOR JAY, Crossroads) s You know the old saying: never comes to see his mother. But we go and see them every day of the week. We never let them down.'
(NORMAN PAINTING, The Archers)
Ray Gosling explores the world of soap operas.
Producer joy HATWOOD
A book you loved in childhood - how well do you remember it now? Jean Rook , in conversation with JEAN DAVIS , recalls one of her favourites.
Presenter Bill Breckon
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by Gordon Clough
Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
Behind the Scenes at Coventry Cathedral: ANN TENNANT meets the Provost of this modern Cathedral and explores the many activities centred on Coventry - among them the international youth centre and the Community of Cross and Nails.
Frontiers of the Mind: Telepathy and esp at night school! Unlikely - but it's happening in the Warwickshire town of Alcester.
By Frying Pan Across the Sahara!: JULIA WILKINSON tells how she cooked her way to adventure. BBC Birmingham Sea Wyf and Biscuit (5)
Story: Rabbit Calls the Register by zofi BAILEY. Presenters
GLADYS WHITRED and TONY AITKEK Written by GLADYS WHITRED Producer JENYTH WORSLEY
A play for radio by Lynne Reid Banks
Anne and her artist husband Lionel have three boys. They rarely go out together, so Anne decides to take in a lodger who might be prepared to act as an occasional child-minder. Unfortunately, things do not work out happily.
Mr Brent, a publican:
The story of the music composed for Lewis Carroll 's Alice books.
Compiled and presented by BRIAN SIBLEY and ANTONY MIALL with Producer
Presented by Gordon Clough
Gyles Brandreth takes a look at 200 years of a unique British tradition.
Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather
with Barry Norman
Including this week a special report- on the Brussels Motor Show, and hints on what to avoid if you are travelling in Britain or abroad this weekend. Producer JOHN HASLAM
Editor ROGER MACDONALD
(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)
Margaret Howard 's selection Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON
Jean Rook , Antony Hopkins
Neil Kinnock , mp, Alun Richards Chairman David Jacobs from Glamorgan
Producer CAROLE STONE
by Alistair Cooke
Presenter Sheridan Morley Producer ALAN NIXON
Douglas Stuart reporting
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason. Bill Wallis
David Tate. Sheila Steafel and the keyboards of Bill McGuffie
Written by Andy Hamilton, Barry Pilton and others.
Producer Griff Rhys Jones
Ian Rodger describes one of the pleasures of life. BBC Manchester
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (4)
Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude